Mathematics Students’ Ability in Understanding Text

Authors

  • . Hapipi Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, The University of Mataram, Indonesia
  • Syahrul Azmi Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, The University of Mataram, Indonesia
  • . Wahidaturrahmi Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, The University of Mataram, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0052

Keywords:

Mathematics Students, Text, Text Comprehension

Abstract

This study aims to obtain a description of the students’ ability in understanding text. To achieve the objective, the study selected 216 mathematics students in a proportionate stratified random sampling. The students were asked to answer questions from a text that was designed and validated by a linguist. The samples were asked to fill out a questionnaire. The results show that there was a relationship between the length of studying mathematics (semester level) and the student’s ability to understand the idea of a text, the ability to determine conclusions from the given text, and the student’s ability to determine the relationships of paragraphs. This study also found that factors such as Grade Point Average (GPA), reading habits, and reading preferences cannot be assumed to have correlations with students’ ability to understand texts.

 

Received: 15 February 2021 / Accepted: 29 March 2021 / Published: 10 May 2021

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Published

2021-05-10

How to Cite

Hapipi, ., Azmi, S. ., & Wahidaturrahmi, . (2021). Mathematics Students’ Ability in Understanding Text. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(3), 71. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0052

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